Visible Light

By- Makenna Kai Hannah

What is Visible Light?

"Visible light waves are the only electromagnetic waves we can see. We see these waves as the colors of the rainbow. Each color has a different wavelength. Red has the longest wavelength and violet has the shortest wavelength. When all the waves are seen together, they make white light." -http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/visible.html

How did Isaac Newton discover visible light?

"Issaac Newton discovered light by having a thin beam of light hit a glass prism. It created red orange yellow green blue indigo and violate colors. This happens because all the colors travel at different speeds and refract at different angles." -www.sciencekids.co.nz/science facts/light.hdml

Fun facts/Pictures

Can it harm you? To much visible light from the sun can cause skin cancer

How do we use energy in the visible light spectrum?

The energy in visible light is, heat and EM radiation. These waves are made up of vibrations and electric and magnetic fields which make up the EM radiation series.